White 1984 SG50

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White 1984 SG50

Post by stratman323 » Fri May 21, 2010 9:40 am

Did anyone see this auction?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... NA:GB:1348

I felt very tempted, but someone grabbed it at the BIN price while I dithered. Did anyone here buy it?

What's the verdict guys & girls? Did I miss a bargain? Or did I have a lucky escape?

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Post by japaxes » Fri May 21, 2010 10:14 am

not me mike , but if it's a chingo it will be ok . looked like a nice one too.

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Post by DaveWW » Fri May 21, 2010 10:31 am

Suspect you and the rest of missed a bargain.... Seems a lowish price - perhaps becuase of the paint touch up on the headstock and horn?

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Post by stratman323 » Sat May 22, 2010 3:50 am

One other point that I thought some of you Gibson types would notice - this SG seems to have the infamous fret edge binding. On an SG50? :o

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Post by dombat » Sat May 22, 2010 7:15 am

My 1985 white SG60 has fret edge binding too, on a very chunky neck

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Post by Freebird » Sat May 22, 2010 8:38 am

I picked this SG up for a friend. I'll let you know more about it when it arrives. The "bleached" looking areas in the finish are indeed mysterious.

Take a look at the photos of the finish under the bridge and tail piece - those areas also look "bleached". I have to assume the color differences under the bridge and tail piece is a function of its exposure to light, etc.

So - were the other areas with the "bleached" looking finish covered up with something too? Wierd.

As far as the fret edge binding is concerned, just because it was listed as an SG50 doesn't mean that it is. It could be a higher numbered model.

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Post by DaveWW » Sat May 22, 2010 9:05 am

I think youre freind got a good buy :D Please let us know how it plays when it arrives.

I fancy a nice wide necked SG...

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Post by MIJvintage » Sat May 22, 2010 9:18 am

looks like a nice one; a nice classic white SG standard :)

the lighter colored/white areas look like they may be missing some clear coat ................
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Post by stratman323 » Sat May 22, 2010 1:24 pm

Freebird wrote:I picked this SG up for a friend. I'll let you know more about it when it arrives.

As far as the fret edge binding is concerned, just because it was listed as an SG50 doesn't mean that it is. It could be a higher numbered model.
Just what I was thinking - it must be higher than a 50? Shame you were more decisive than me.

When it arrives, please tell me it has a big fat neck - then I won't feel so bad about missing out on it! The red Tokai SG I bought in the late 80s had a slim neck & I kinda assumed they all had the same sort of neck.

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Post by Freebird » Sat May 22, 2010 2:00 pm

stratman323 wrote:
Freebird wrote:I picked this SG up for a friend. I'll let you know more about it when it arrives.

As far as the fret edge binding is concerned, just because it was listed as an SG50 doesn't mean that it is. It could be a higher numbered model.
Just what I was thinking - it must be higher than a 50? Shame you were more decisive than me.

When it arrives, please tell me it has a big fat neck - then I won't feel so bad about missing out on it! The red Tokai SG I bought in the late 80s had a slim neck & I kinda assumed they all had the same sort of neck.
The seller - Chingo - describes a slim neck profile. That's what my friend prefers. I like a bigger neck myself. I got lucky a while back and purchased a 1987 Greco Mint Collection SG Jr. (in white) from Guitargai that has a neck as big any any of the Super Reals I've owned. From what I can gather, a big neck is unusual for that time frame Mint Collections. Another head scratcher.

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Post by Peter Mac » Mon May 24, 2010 6:57 pm

Hi guys,

I think everyone missed it - including chingo.
The guitar shown is a TSG-60 OW, which is a replica of the Type 1 '61-63 Gibson SG Standard. Whoever did buy got a great buy from the look of it.
The TSG-50 is a Type 4 SG Standard replica from '72.

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Post by stratman323 » Tue May 25, 2010 2:37 am

Damn!

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Post by dombat » Tue May 25, 2010 7:22 am

Freebird wrote:
stratman323 wrote:
Freebird wrote:I picked this SG up for a friend. I'll let you know more about it when it arrives.

As far as the fret edge binding is concerned, just because it was listed as an SG50 doesn't mean that it is. It could be a higher numbered model.
Just what I was thinking - it must be higher than a 50? Shame you were more decisive than me.

When it arrives, please tell me it has a big fat neck - then I won't feel so bad about missing out on it! The red Tokai SG I bought in the late 80s had a slim neck & I kinda assumed they all had the same sort of neck.
The seller - Chingo - describes a slim neck profile. That's what my friend prefers. I like a bigger neck myself. I got lucky a while back and purchased a 1987 Greco Mint Collection SG Jr. (in white) from Guitargai that has a neck as big any any of the Super Reals I've owned. From what I can gather, a big neck is unusual for that time frame Mint Collections. Another head scratcher.
This white 84 OW 57 PAF SG60 is exactly my 85 OW 57 PAF SG60 sister. I don't find where you've read "slim neck profile", mine has a big chunky neck, FEB and also the neck joint hairline lacquer crack. I paid mine $420 from USA last year (? - $ was 1.5), was a very good deal too, in mint condition.
I don't know why, but this fat neck is very comfortable.

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Post by mojo hobo » Tue May 25, 2010 5:56 pm

I am not an SG fan of any sorts or know anything about them...But is that weight right, 2.75 KG ...That is lighter than my capo...Is it mahogany ..please enlighten me on SGs ...DOH!


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Post by stratman323 » Wed May 26, 2010 3:09 am

Yeah an SG should be all mahogany.

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